By James, Michael Igiri
The Obong of Calabar on Thursday conferred on the Acting President Yemi Osinbajo
with one of the highest traditional titles of the Efik Kingdom, Ada Idaha Ke Efik Eburutu,
when he visited the traditional ruler at his palace in Calabar.
Calabar, the Cross River State Capital was agog on Thursday as residents comprising
women, men and children thronged the streets to give acting President Yemi Osinbajo,
SAN a fitting welcome.
The Acting President who was on a one-day state visit to the state known as “the
people’s paradise”, thanked the monarch for the honour conferred on him.
Earlier, journalists at Margret Ekpo International Airport report that, residents came out in
their numbers to welcome Prof. Osinbajo.
On arrival at the airport, Acting President Osinbajo had inspected the guard of honour
mounted by troops of the Army, Navy and Air Force before proceeding to the Palace of
the Obong of Calabar for a brief interaction.
The visibly elated Prof. Osinbajo had earlier stopped his motorcade along the IBB Way
to meet the cheering crowd before stopping at the Federal Government Girls College,
Calabar to greet hundreds of students of the college, who came out to catch a glimpse
of his motorcade.
The Acting President came down on several occasions and walked a few meters just to
shake hands with students of the school.